As we were working on this issue, the great California painter Wayne Thiebaud passed away. In an Art21 clip, Bruce Nauman—who had been his teaching assistant at UC Davis—described how Thiebaud, as a teacher, 'taught people how to pay attention.' This line came to mind when Christine Messineo, the new director of Frieze Los Angeles, suggested we theme this issue on education. I thought about how much there is to take in in this great metropolis and, as the fair moves to an exciting new location in Beverly Hills, how much there is to pay attention to this Frieze Week. Christine her-self provides a re-cap of some of the must-see activity around LA (p. 2). With learning in mind, we also profile some of the artists leading education in the area (p. 16), salute Barbara Kruger as teacher (p. 56) and meet the collector couple who see graduate shows as opportunities to support artists (p. 28). Nathan Seabrook’s cover image, from his photo essay (p. 44), is all about coming to know Los Angeles through a series of enigmatic glimpses. Learning is a business of looking, too.
—Matthew McLean, creative lead, Frieze Studios